Giving Thanks to God Almighty: President Trump Pivots From Obama Years and Invokes George Washington’s First Thanksgiving Proclamation

In the fall of 1789, following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the forming of the new government, General George Washington made formal more than a century and a half of tradition when he declared a national day of thanks.

Our first president gave thanks to Almighty God, Him, our Creator, or our Lord, at least sixteen times in his Thanksgiving Proclamation.  

By the time of Barack Obama’s 2016 Thanksgiving Proclamation, he made but a single reference while declaring to the year of our Lord 2016.

Today, President Trump restored our declaration of thanks to Almighty God referencing him 10 times in his Thanksgiving Proclamation.


Now President Trump’s Thanksgiving Proclamation:

May God continue to comfort and guide you.  And may He continue to bless the United States of America.